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Scientist Pavan Manvi, RWTH Aachen University (right) and Covestro researcher Dr. Jochen Norwig
Covestro developing production process for CO2 based fibre

11th Jul 2019

Covestro, the Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University and various textile manufacturers, are developing a production process on an industrial scale for making a new breed of elastic textile fibres market ready. The fibres based on CO2, can be used for stockings and medical textiles and might replace elastic fibres based on crude oil.

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DuPont becomes independent company

10th Jul 2019

DuPont de Nemours, Inc, which provides value-added specialised solutions to transform industries, recently announced its debut as an independent firm after its agriculture division separated through the spin-off of Corteva, Inc. The company was formerly known as DowDuPont Inc. DuPont common stock began regular trading recently on the New York Stock...

Dave Rousse, President INDA; Helmut Lauterbach, Keilheim Fibres (R); Pic: Keilheim Fibres
Kelheim Fibres wins World of Wipes Innovation Award

5th Jul 2019

During the recently held World of Wipes (WOW) event in Atlanta, US, Kelheim Fibres, the Bavarian manufacturer of viscose speciality fibres, was presented with the World of Wipes Innovation Award. The award recognises the newly developed DanufilQR fibre, a positively charged viscose fibre that was specifically designed for use in disinfectant wipes.

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Hyosung, Saudi Aramco sign MoU on carbon fibres

28th Jun 2019

South Korean textile conglomerate Hyosung Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil company, to cooperate on carbon fibre technology. The MoU was among the 12 deals signed between South Korean firms and Aramco on the occasion of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to Seoul this week.

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USTC fabricates superelastic, hard carbon aerogels

26th Jun 2019

Scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have developed a process to fabricate superelastic and fatigue resistant hard carbon aerogels with nanofibrous network structure by using resorcinol-formaldehyde resin as a hard carbon source. The research has been inspired by the flexibility and rigidity of natural spider silks...

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Interface Polymers wins AkzoNobel Paint the Future Award

22nd Jun 2019

Interface Polymers has won one of the AkzoNobel ‘Paint the Future’ Awards given to innovative startups, in the ‘Enhanced Functionality’ category. Interface was shortlisted from a total of 160 submissions received by AkzoNobel in response to its initiative launched at beginning of the year to find solutions to five real-world paint and coating...

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GKN opens world’s largest AM pilot production cell at ORNL

21st Jun 2019

GKN Aerospace has announced commissioning of a second additive manufacturing cell (Cell 2) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Cell 2 is world’s largest pilot production cell of its kind and is the next stage in GKN’s additive manufacturing research and development targeting large scale structural aircraft...

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BASF and SIBUR to develop innovative polymer solutions

20th Jun 2019

SIBUR and BASF are collaborating to develop innovative polymer solutions at SIBUR’s PolyLab Research and Development Center located in Moscow, Russia. The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation took place on May 30, 2019 at SIBUR’s newly inaugurated PolyLab at the Skolkovo Innovation Center to seal the strong commitment from SIBUR and BASF.

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GKN Aerospace expands RRSP contract with Pratt & Whitney

20th Jun 2019

GKN Aerospace has expanded its Risk and Revenue Sharing Partnership (RRSP) with Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp, for the PW1500G and PW1900G engines, adding the Fabricated Fan Case Mount Ring and the Fan Spacer to its workshare. These systems will feature GKN Aerospace’s latest technologies on additive manufacturing (AM) and...

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